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August Meeting – Using Baptist Church Records in Family Research: A Case Study

Date:  August 10,  2019 
Time: Doors open at 10:00 AM 
Location: Mandarin Regional Library, 3330 Kori Rd, Jacksonville

Presenter:  Michael Ports, PE, PH, D. WRE, D. NE, BCEE
Topic:  Using Baptist Church Records in Family Research: A Case Study

A civil engineer by profession, Michael has more than 45 years of genealogical research experience. His expertise  has resulted in over 100 articles published in genealogical journals and magazines plus more than 46 complied genealogies, transcribed original records and how to books.

The subject of the case study is Michael’s 3rd great grandmother, Rhoda Suttle, who was born circa 1803 in Georgia.  Handed down in the family are two facts, first her maiden name was Suttle and her father was a Baptist preacher.  The presentation follows his research through numerous Baptist Church records in four states, eventually proving the identity of Rhoda’s parents and discovering an extensive amount of information about her preacher father.

 The meeting is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served

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July Meeting – Civil War Spies

Date: July 13, 2019
Time: Doors open at 10:00 AM
Location: Mandarin Regional Library, 3330 Kori Rd

Presenter: Tommy Nocerino
Topic: Civil War Spies

Tommy Nocerino, A native New Yorker, fostered his interest and expertise in American history as well as the American cinema, at a very early age. He’s often called on as a guest speaker and lecturer about various subjects pertaining to the United States and its rich history; especially early Americana. His pop culture commentary is also in demand on numerous Internet radio shows. His first novel, Lamplight, was well received and has been a favorite with book clubs and his second novel, Greycourt, has been just as popular. His historical fiction novels address lesser known historical events creating his own take on them. Tommy resides in Fernandina Beach, Florida where he continues to research, write, and speak about his many interests.”

Light refreshments will be served following the meeting.

This meeting is free and open to the public.